Horse Racing Tips: Through the card at Ludlow on Sunday with Timeform

The clever folk at Timeform deliver their best bet for every race at Ludlow on Sunday.

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13:20 Olympic Conqueror

A shoddy round of jumping let Olympic Conqueror down when he was only third at Huntingdon last time. However, he still looks the one to beat here based on the form he showed when successful at Fakenham on his previous start. Olympic Conqueror stuck to his task well to win that conditional jockeys’ maiden hurdle by a length and a quarter, and he will go close here if running to a similar level.

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13:50 Jessica Rabbit

It took Jessica Rabbit 15 attempts to get off the mark over hurdles, but she was finally successful at Doncaster on her latest outing in November. The form of that race has worked out nicely as the second and third both won next time out, so a 5 lb rise for Jessica Rabbit could be on the lenient side. She returns from a break with trainer Graeme McPherson among the winners and she holds leading claims from what still appeals as a fair mark.

14:20 Arcade Attraction

Arcade Attraction was a comfortable winner under this rider over fences at Ffos Las last month, and he would have gone close to following up at Taunton a week later had he not unseated at the second-last when in contention. Those efforts highlighted that Arcade Attraction is in decent heart at present and he can take advantage of this lower mark over hurdles, at a course where trainer Evan Williams does well.

14:50 Sir Sholokhov

It wasn’t all plain sailing for Sir Sholokhov at Newton Abbot as he had to overcome a scrappy round of jumping, but he was ultimately well on top and is up to defying a 4 lb higher mark. That was just a second start over fences under Rules for Sir Sholokhov – a winning pointer – so he is entitled to carry on improving as he gains more experience. He can extend his unbeaten record over fences.

15:20 Take It Easy

Take It Easy has shown improved form since entering handicaps and is starting to compile a solid profile. He ran well in defeat at Cheltenham and Newbury after making a successful handicap bow at Huntingdon, and he got back to winning ways over this course and distance in March. He scored readily from a subsequent winner on that occasion, so a 3 lb higher mark looks fair and he should launch another bold bid.

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15:50 Danse Idol

This represents a drop in class for Danse Idol and she can take advantage of the opportunity. Danse Idol has largely been running well since joining Dan Skelton from Paul Nicholls and looks the one to beat based on the form she showed in victory at Southwell and when runner-up at Cheltenham last time. Danse Idol is a strong-travelling type, so this sharp test plays to her strengths (she was runner-up over course and distance in February.

16:20 Bellatrixsa

Bellatrixsa, a progressive stayer on the Flat, failed to meet expectations when well backed for a listed race on her debut over hurdles at Aintree in December, but she took a step forward to make the most of a more straightforward opportunity at Huntingdon in March. Bellatrixsa still didn’t look like the finished article over hurdles, but she was well on top at the line and should have no problem defying a penalty.

16:50 Colonial Empire

Colonial Empire has an eye-catching pedigree – his dam is a half-sister to Group 1 winner The Fugue – and he made a promising start to his career when easily landing a bumper at Exeter last month, justifying some support in the process. That was a weak race but it was won in good style by Colonial Empire, who forged ten lengths clear and looks up to following up here.

Timeform’s tips for Ludlow on Sunday

13:20 Olympic Conqueror
13:50 Jessica Rabbit
14:20 Arcade Attraction
14:50 Sir Sholokhov
15:20 Take It Easy
15:50 Danse Idol
16:20 Bellatrixsa
16:50 Colonial Empire

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